DescriptionThis image shows some of the wonderful details of the 1936 Auburn 852 Phaeton designed by legendary automobile designer Gordon Buehrig. When new, the car sold for $1725 (in 1936 dollars). This image shows the chrome exhaust pipes which come out of the engine compartment and dip through the front left fender. The chrome pipes, coupled with the chrome air vents create interesting reflections. My goal when working with this image was to create more of a poster look rather than a straight photograph.
James Howe, Ann Arbor Member Since April 2007 Artist Statement I'm a photographer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. My main photographic interests are architecture, architectural abstracts, industrial and things with graphical details and classic automobiles. My images typically try to capture something unique about the subject. For buildings and architecture it might be some part of the building that people might typically ignore. For cars it might be a detail that gets overlooked. Sometimes it's just a unique perspective on something that people see on a daily basis.
All of my images were shot using a DSLR and typically receive at least minimal processing in Lightroom and/or Photoshop. Additional work is sometimes done to refine the image, similar to work done in a traditional wet darkroom. It is my belief that photographic art encompasses everything from composing and taking the shot through final processing. Getting it 'right' in the camera generally means planning ahead for digital darkroom processing. My Image Notebook blog describes processing details for many of my images.
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